Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January 6th meeting

Around The Bay Knitters’ Guild is where people from the Hamilton area meet to knit together, hear speakers, and plan interesting outings related to knitting.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, January 6th, beginning at 7 pm.  We will be meeting in the 2nd floor Community Room of the Fortino’s store, 1579 Main St W,  Hamilton,  L8S 1E6 (off Rifle Range Road): $2.00 at the door, $5.00 for non-members. 

Topics at the January 6th meeting:
  • Demonstration of how to knit a mitred squares blanket
  • More about Ravelry.com
  • How to post on and subscribe to our blog: Around the Bay Knitting Guild Blog
  • Member sharing—a knitting “show and tell”
  • Volunteer to share skills/info at our February meeting
This meeting is open to everyone.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Membership: Membership dues will remain at $25.00 for the next year in addition to door entry fee ($2 per meeting). Guests are welcome to attend one regular meeting for free. Otherwise, guests are required to pay $10.00 for a meeting with a special speaker or lesson, and $5.00 for the second and subsequent regular meetings. Guests are not eligible for the door prize draws. Presentation of membership card has possibility of 10% discount at various knitting shops: such as The Needle Emporium (http://www.needleemporium.com) in Ancaster and The Purple Purl (http://thepurplepurl.com) in Toronto. 

Location: Meetings normally take place on the first Tuesday of each month from September to June, at the Fortino’s Main Street West upstairs Community Room. Check BlogSpot for meeting dates, particularly during inclement weather. atbkg.blogspot.com

Door Prizes: One door prize per meeting. Members will have their names entered into the draw upon payment of dues. When a member wins a prize, their name comes out of the pot.  A member must be present at the meeting to win. If the guest speaker donates additional prizes, all in attendance will have a chance to win.

Donations:  remember, you can bring hats, scarves, mittens, etc. to any ATBKG meeting for donation to Out of the Cold. In addition, knitted or croched "Linus blankets" may be donated to  Project Linus Canada

Upcoming events in 2015:

1.  Saturday trip to All Strung Out in Guelph for lace KAL with Ash Kearns (lace designer)
2.  Late May weekend stay in B&B.  Elora? Waterloo?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Textile Museum Visit Postponed

The trip to the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto, which was originally scheduled for Monday, December 29th, will not take place, but has been postponed.  Once a new date has been scheduled, it will be announced in this blog spot.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

How to subscribe to the ATBKG blog

What is the ATBKG blog?

The Around The Bay Knitting Guild blog is very like a web page, but it is somewhat more active: the top part of the blog page changes regularly—we will post new information about meetings, relevant workshops, etc. You can access our blog at http://atbkg.blogspot.ca  However, if you lose this link, you can always go to Google and type in:  around the bay knitting guild.  Google will take you straight to it.

What does “subscribe” mean? 

If you subscribe to our blog, you will get regular e-mails every time a new blog is posted.  This means you don’t have to remember to check the blog to see what’s new—your “subscription” will take care of it.

How do I subscribe?
  1. Go to the ATBKG blog: http://atbkg.blogspot.ca 
  2. Scroll down until, in the right-hand column, you see the Follow by e-mail window:
  3. Type your e-mail address into the window, and click the submit button, which is on the right of the window.
  4. Once you have done this, you will see a pop-up window from Feedburner, asking that you type in the weird word they show in red, to prove you aren’t a computer, but a real person.
  5. Type the weird word in the little window, and click on the Complete Subscription Request button.
  6. You should (almost immediately) get an e-mail, saying that you recently requested a subscription to Around The Bay Knitting Guild, and asking you to click on the feedburner link to activate your subscription.
  7. Click on the link in that e-mail (The link will look something like: https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/etcetc)
  8. Then a Feedburner window should pop-up saying: E-mail subscription confirmed!
  9. Once you have done this, you will get an e-mail showing each new blog on the ATBKG blog site.  Enjoy!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Knitting "Linus" blankets

The Mission of Project Linus Canada is to provide a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need of a hug, through the gifts of new, handmade, washable blankets, quilts and afghans, lovingly crafted by volunteer "Blanketeers".  A second part of the Mission is to provide a rewarding and fun service-opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
For more information and details about making blankets, please visit:
If you have any questions or blankets to donate, feel free to email Jo Ann Salci. You can bring your blanket donations to our monthly ATBKG meetings.